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MGMT – Time To Pretend

Video: MGMT – “Time To Pretend”

MGMT - Time To Pretend

I guess this is old news, but I just saw this video for the first time on Subterranean last week (higher-resolution QT version). Holy moly, this is as accurate a portrayal of the how it feels to be on drugs as anything I’ve seen or heard since that first track on Kid A, whatever it’s called.

So who is this MGMT? And how come nobody (I trust) tipped me to them until now? The album, Oracular Spectacular, came out on Columbia (Sony-BMG) in January, but their Time to Pretend EP was released in 2005(!) on an indie label.

MP3: MGMT – “Time To Pretend” (courtesy of AOL’s Spinner)

They recently re-did the video in 3D, and you can watch that and their appearance on Letterman after the jump…

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Last Shadow Puppets – The Age Of The Understatement

Video: The Last Shadow Puppets – “The Age Of The Understatement”

Speaking of men’s fashion, you can’t beat the Soviet military look. This video is the title track from the debut album by the Last Shadow Puppets, the side project of Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane from the Rascals.

Check out a higher-resolution, wide-screen version of the video here. The Age Of The Understatement is out May 6 on Domino.

Major Organ and the Adding Machine – Madame Truffle

You may have heard of Major Organ & The Adding Machine. You might even already own the album. If you’re in on it, you probably saw the official trailer for the upcoming movie.

Well now, a scene has unofficially “leaked” that (supposedly) features Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum dancing in a full-body lobster suit. GLONO contacted Laura at Orange Twin to ask whether or not the scene is legit. “No, it’s not,” she replied via email. “Looks like someone has turned our trailer into their own personal advertisement.”

Video: BOGUS “Madame Truffle” Scene

Via Optical Atlas.

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Chocolate Rain Wins YouTube Award

It’s mesmerizing. It’s strange. It’s genuine. It’s…Chocolate Rain.

Desktops the world around were humming with the dulcet baritone emanating from Tay Zonday’s strangely compelling video for his song “Chocolate Rain.” The video went hyper viral and led Zonday to appearances on late night programs and magazine interviews. A star was born.

YouTube users voted on six nominees for each category: music, sports, comedy, instructional, short film, inspirational, commentary, creative, politics, series, eyewitness and “adorable.” Chocolate Rain won for Best Music Video.

Zonday told the AP that he’d like to someday earn a living as a music producer and is also seeking voiceover work.

“A lot of people see political commentary in (the song),” he said. “A lot of people find humor in it. A lot of people, they say their 2-year-olds can’t stop repeating it at bedtime, so lots of people get different things out of the song. And I think the greatest consequence and the greatest mileage it can have is to get people asking questions.”

Post links to your favorite YouTube vids here.

“Chocolate Rain” Original Song by Tay Zonday

My fave:

Two guys arguing over Pokemon…

Dandies starting their own label

Capitol Records dumped them after their last album sold only 38,000 units, so now the Dandy Warhols are launching their own label. The Billboard article reveals some interesting details about their contract with Capitol:

“Our records were recouping and making money for them because of all the licensing, but they weren’t promoting us or paying attention.”

…Capitol owned 50% of the masters in perpetuity. This meant the band had to split any licensing income with a label it felt was doing nothing else for it. Faced with the knowledge that their licensing income had outweighed their sales income, the Dandys wanted to create a deal where they could call the shots and reap the benefits of their placements.

Hand-picked Best of the Dandy Warhols videos after the jump…

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The Replacements: Live Video from 1981

An amazing document of classic American punk rock. It’s a multi-camera video of an entire 1981 Replacements show. YouTuber THX1968 explains: “Recorded live at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 5th, 1981. The album Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash had been released on August 25th, 1981.”

I think it’s also relevant to point out that bassist Tommy Stinson would be celebrating his 15th birthday a few weeks later on October 6. I know this is a crass cliche, but I actually have underwear that is older than Tommy was in this footage…

Update: These videos have been available on TwinTone’s site for a while. We actually linked to them back in 2005!

The Replacements – “Takin’ A Ride” and “Staples In Her Stomach” (1 of 16)

Parts 2 through 16 after the jump…

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For the morning after a work party…

Video: Blake Shelton – “The More I Drink”

I first heard this song while flipping through radio stations in West Michigan, and was hooked as soon as I heard the very first line: “He was sittin’ at the bar, sippin’ a Regular Coke.” Not a Rum & Coke, certainly not a Diet Coke, not even a Classic Coke. Nope, a Regular Coke. I love that. The video is good too. From the 2007 Warner Bros albums, Pure BS.

A couple members of the Glorious Noise posse had work parties for their day jobs last night. Since we’re all kind of newbies at this whole “alcohol consumption” thing, some of us aren’t feeling our best today.

So this post goes out to all the working stiffs who occasionally indulge in one (or two… or three… or…) too many on a Thursday night. The number one rule for work parties is you’re allowed to get as drunk as you want so long as you’re able to make it to work the next morning and pretend you don’t feel like you’re going to die.

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Teenagers – Starlett Johansson

MP3: The Teenagers – “Starlett Johansson” from Reality Check, due March 18 on XL.

I’ll admit the song is kinda dumb, but you’ve gotta love smarmy French dudes lusting after Hollywood hotties. And if you can’t understand the lyrics because of the silly accents, the chorus goes, “You don’t believe in monogamy / I’m not jealous, Scarlett, will you marry me?” Bonne chance.

Speaking of Ms. Johansson, her Tom Waits covers album, Anywhere I Lay My Head, is due May 20 on Atco/Rhino. Quelle horreur!

Videos after the jump…

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